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Hulse-Taylor Binary

(PSR B1913+16, PSR J1915+1606, PSR 1913+16)
(binary system consisting of a pulsar and neutron star)

The Hulse-Taylor Binary (PSR B1913+16, PSR J1915+1606, or PSR 1913+16) is a Binary Star system consisting of a Pulsar (PSR) and a second Neutron Star. It was the first binary pulsar identified, in 1974, and it is well know for for the study of its orbital decay that serves as evidence supporting the theory of General Relativity (GR).

Characteristics:


(pulsar,neutron star,binary star)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulse-Taylor_binary
RedshiftParsecs
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~06kpc21.0klyHulse-Taylor Binary

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